Fidel and Cuba provided an example of the possibility of building relations based on genuine solidarity and social love. ISAAC SANEY*
“The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the peoples of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character … Cubans came to our region as doctors, teachers, soldiers, agricultural experts, but never as colonizers. They have shared the same trenches with us in the struggle against colonialism, underdevelopment, and apartheid.” – Nelson Mandela
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro instilled in the Cuban people the internationalist spirit Mandela spoke about. The country’s dedication to the liberation of Africa is unique in its scope and success. Continue reading
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Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and by various heads of state and dignitaries invited to attend the massive posthumous tribute to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, November 29, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution.
Across the country, the news of the passing of Fidel Castro, the legendary leader of the Cuban people and hero to the oppressed peoples of the world, was received with great sorrow and profound sympathy for the Cuban people. Events were immediately organized to pay tribute to his life and to say to the Cuban people, “Estamos contigo – we are with you.” Vigils and other activities have taken place daily across the country alongside activities in Cuba and around the world to honour Fidel. Continue reading
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Farewell, Dear Comrade, Farewell
Cubans Pay Their Respects to Fidel
Following the death on November 25 at 10:29 pm of the beloved leader of the Cuban people, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declared a nine-day period of National Mourning, from 6:00 am on November 26 to 12:00 am on December 4. Continue reading
Fidel in discussion with Five Cuban Heroes shortly after their return to Cuba, February 28, 2015.
It was with great sorrow and very heavy hearts that the Canada-Cuba solidarity and friendship movement received the news of the passing of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. The profound sadness that we all feel in Canada is shared by the progressive, anti-war and social justice forces across the world. Continue reading
August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016
With deepest sorrow, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) learned that on Friday, November 25, at 10:29 pm, Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the ever victorious Cuban Revolution, passed away.
We send our profound condolences on this very sad occasion to Comrade Raul Castro and the entire Cuban leadership, to all the Cuban people and their Communist Party and to Comrade Fidel’s family.
Comrade Fidel will live in our hearts in death as he did in life, inspiring us to defy all impediments to human and social progress and to break new ground and reach new heights in all our endeavours. May the revolutionary spirit, fidelity to principle and the profound generosity which characterized Fidel’s every action imbue our thoughts on this very sad day.
¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
According to Fidel’s wishes, his body will be cremated on Saturday, November 26. Please join us in mourning Fidel’s passing. All CPC(M-L) meetings and activities are hereby suspended today as we join the Cuban people on this day of sorrow.
1948 – 2016
Jean-Guy Allard was born in Shawinigan, Quebec in 1948 and for almost 30 years worked as a reporter and editor with Le Journal de Montreal and Le Journal de Quebec. After his retirement, he moved to Cuba where he resumed his journalistic work and began what colleague and friend Jacques Lanctot described as “his second life.” Jean-Guy began working as a French language editor with Granma International in 2001. Before long he switched from translating to what became his passion: investigating and writing about the activities of the Miami-based terror network of CIA-backed Cuban counterrevolutionaries and their mission to attack the Cuban revolution and its leadership. With sorrow the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) learned of the death of Jean-Guy Allard, in Havana, Cuba, on August 16, 2016 at the age of 68. CPC(M-L) expresses its sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.